Alfred Jean-Baptiste
Executive Director

Mahlikah Awe:ri
Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact & Deputy Executive

Sureya Ibrahim
Supervisor, Community Connections

Karen Villanueva
Supervisor of Programming

Vidya Sri
Academic Upgrading
Lead Instructor

John Alves
Development & Operations Lead

Camila Geo de Oliveira
Intake & Assessment Counselor

Thulasi Ariyaratnam
Bookkeeping & Administration

Wondwosen Gebeyehu
Social Enterprise Lead

Shazia Saleem
Social Enterprise Assistant

Mohammed Sharif
Information Management Specialist

Board of Directors 2018–2019

Jennifer Spiess
Jennifer SpiessChair
Mark KIngston
Mark KIngstonVice Chair
Adam Blinick
Adam BlinickDirector
Maryska Bushnell
Maryska BushnellDirector
Suzanne El-Makkawy
Suzanne El-MakkawyDirector
Isabelle Lian
Isabelle LianDirector
Maseeda Majeed
Maseeda MajeedDirector
Sepideh Najmzadeh
Sepideh NajmzadehDirector
Alfred Jean-Baptiste
Alfred Jean-BaptisteExecutive Director (ex officio)

Become a Board Member

Help us be the best we can be!

As a Director of an organization whose mission is Creating a strong culture of community engagement through capacity-building, progressive learning and innovative training, a board member is responsible for:

  • providing leadership in strategic areas of the organization,
  • working in partnership with other board members and the Executive Director, and
  • ensuring activities and programs reflect the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Centre of Learning & Development.

Our Board of Directors seeks representatives from the wider Toronto community, as well as those living in the Regent Park area and current & former volunteers and clients. We have a particular need for individuals with skills in human resources, marketing and fundraising. Board governance experience is an asset. We are seeking leaders with time to devote to helping our organization excel and who can make connections that expedite program development and funding.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Board Member, please contact our Executive Director, Alfred Jean-Baptiste ( or our Board Chair, Jennifer Spiess (

Jennifer Spiess
Chair | Board of Directors
Toronto Centre of Learning & Development
TD Centre of Learning | 540 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B3
Tel. +1.416.648.2972
Board Member Application